In July 2012, Parallax Press introduced its first 99 cents eBook short, Thich Nhat Hanh’s, “A Love Letter to the Planet.” Due to its popularity, the company created the imprint “Parallax Press Moments,” offering chapter-length eBooks drawn from the best-loved teachings of mindfulness teachers.
They offer the most popular passages, most frequently requested chapters, and most essential teachings in a quick-to-read format. This year, the company will introduce six new titles, which can be purchased and downloaded at the Google Play store, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Kobo Web sites.
Currently available is:
“A Love Letter to the Planet,” by Thich Nhat Hanh – This is written as a letter to Mother Earth, and is an appeal for ecological mindfulness and strengthening our relationship with the planet. Drawn from an impassioned Dharma talk Thich Nhat Hanh gave during the Winter 2011 retreat at Plum Village, his monastery in France, the material is published here for the first time.
“The Bells of Mindfulness,” by Thich Nhat Hanh – Selected from his best-selling title, “The World We Have,” is Thich Nhat Hanh’s dramatic vision of our planet’s future and a call for environmental awareness. He presents Buddhist teachings of interconnectedness and the impermanence of all things to illustrate the role each of us plays in caretaking the earth.
“Greening of the Self,” by Joanna Macy – The premise of this book is we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always “co-arising” or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Macy’s writing demonstrates that by broadening our view of what constitutes “self” we can cut through our dualistic views and bring about the emergence of the “ecological self” that realizes every object, feeling, emotion and action is influenced by a huge, all-inclusive web of factors.